We had a meeting of drama parents tonight; things are going to be a bit different this year; this year's high school musical will be a fall production. And, there is a new magnet director, who is not requiring students outside of choir to audition. So The Actor will not be in this year's musical.
Which is actually good, because it will be performed slap in the middle of the one-act play competition season. Auditions for that were today; it's a small cast, but I rather expect The Actor to be in it. There will be costuming....
And, since the musical will be in the fall, there's a gap in the performance calendar in early spring, so the Drama dept. will be doing a play in the late Feb-March time frame...they're looking at Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. But the BIG production of the year will be the complete MacBeth, done as originally written, in period costumes, about two weeks before school is out.
This is the kind of schedule I'd expect from a magnet program.
It's gonna be a busy year.